Guerre d'Algérie...1/48 North American T-6G Texan, Armée de l’Air
My dad´s next addition to the French at war theme.
Italeri reboxing of the Ocidental kit, Eduard PE detailing set, painted with AK Xtreme Metal Aluminium.
All French combat Texans came with three rocket racks under each wing, the kit has none so my dad did some scratchbuilding. Turned out a bit more crude than the original but better than nothing. The aircraft had also a gunsight, none in the kit too. Found no suiting pieces in the sparesbox to replicate one. The kit gun pods have the gunthroughs at the bottom, looking at the originals they were in middle height. So filled the old holes, drilled some new ones and added plastic rods as gun barrels. Elastic thread was used for antenna wires and brake lines. Wings have no position lights, drilled holes and inserted plastic rods.
Model shows an aircraft of EALA 3/1 in 1961 during the Algerian War.